€17 million to be spent on education in marginalised Roma communities

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport has announced the first round of a call for projects to improve education in marginalised Roma communities within the Operational Programme Education. The ministry's agency for EU structural funds will allocate €17 million for the programme. Applications can be submitted from all regions across Slovakia except Bratislava.

The Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport has announced the first round of a call for projects to improve education in marginalised Roma communities within the Operational Programme Education. The ministry's agency for EU structural funds will allocate €17 million for the programme. Applications can be submitted from all regions across Slovakia except Bratislava.

The aim of the programme is to increase employment and educational levels in marginalised Roma communities and improve living conditions in them. The new call is linked to a pilot call for applications for assistance announced by the Office of the Government’s Plenipotentiary for Roma Communities. Local self-governments and non-governmental organisations are eligible to apply for the subsidy, the SITA newswire wrote. The minimum contribution for one project is €100,000; the maximum is €500,000.

Source: SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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